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Crater Lake Trail #562

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2.2

Miles

3.6

KM

Point to Point

12,035' 3,668 m

High

10,924' 3,330 m

Low

40' 12 m

Up

1,131' 345 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fishing · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Description

The Crater Lake trail is 2.1 miles long. It begins at Forest Trail 707- Rio Grande National Forest (off of Forest Road 380) and ends at Crater Lake. The trail is open for the following uses: Hiking, Horseback Riding.

This trail begins at the CDT trail above the treeline, then descends rather steeply for about a mile. It is then fairly flat until you go up for the last 500 feet or so until you reach the lake itself. This is a beautiful hike with many wildflowers and a few stream crossings. The lake itself is blue in color due to its high altitude location and is often full of trout.

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Jeanelle Wychesit

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The beautiful blue green coloring of Crater Lake!
Jul 20, 2020 near Pagosa…, CO
The beginning of the descent.
Jul 20, 2020 near Pagosa…, CO
Columbines below a peak.
Jul 20, 2020 near Pagosa…, CO
Indian paint brush wildflowers at the lake.
Jul 20, 2020 near Pagosa…, CO

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Jul 29, 2020
Alessandra Seiter
9.5mi — 10h 30m